Digital Working Styles

Through KnowNow research we’ve identified six digital working styles – inboxer, finder, calenderer, notes linker, campaigner and databaser.

Inbox Zero 3.0 or Inbox Read

Many digital professionals like my friend Jason Velasco use Merlin Mann’s 2006 Inbox Zero approach to manage the daily 100+ emails digital professionals receive. Most ‘filer’ methods require the user to delete or folder all messages at least once a day to minimize the time lost constantly checking unread email and chat. I distinctly recall arguing ‘filer vs. finder’ approaches …

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Digital Working Styles

In 1997, I came across research the Doblin Group performed with Steelcase, Inc. that assessed the information styles of office workers.  The research identified six different information styles: “To categorize the different styles, researchers first identified how workers garnered, stored and shared information. Using trials to document how information flowed, they were able to assign …

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